WEConnect International in China identifies, educates, registers, and certifies women's business enterprises that are at least 51% owned, managed, and controlled by one or more women. WEConnect International is the only non-profit connecting women-owned businesses with multi-national corporate purchasing organizations outside of the United States. Greater China includes Mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan.
CCTV: Women Find Support in Breaking through China's Glass Ceiling
(November 14, 2014) "Official data shows Chinese women are increasingly being sidelined, in the country’s economic boom. In 2011, women only made up 32 percent of China’s company directors, down from 43 percent in 2005. The pay gap also widened, with Chinese women earning 67 percent of what their male colleagues did in 2010, compared to 78 percent, in 1990.
As the glass ceiling appears to be getting thicker for women in China, there are also individuals trying to break through it, by being her own boss.
To change this trend, some private companies and NGOs are now offering training and business opportunities to female entrepreneurs. On Thursday, the WEConnect International Marketplace for female entrepreneurs and job seekers was held in Beijing, where women businesses owners are given the opportunity to connect with each other."
3rd Annual WEConnect International China Marketplace
On November 13, 2014, leading corporations, women entrepreneurs, government representatives, and local women's organizations met in Beijing for a one day event featuring a marketplace of women-owned businesses and corporate booths, a number of workshops, and matchmaker meetings. The focus of the Marketplace is business development for women business owners and promoting best practices for the corporations interested in supporting them.
The Marketplace enabled women entrepreneurs to showcase their goods and services, learn more about building capacity for their businesses through WEConnect Academy training modules, and connect directly with multinational corporate buyers at "Matchmaker" meetings.
The 3rd Annual China Marketplace was sponsored by Walmart, Artistry Forward Beauty, IBM, Accenture, Hawaiian Airlines, Lafayette 148, and Microsoft.
WEConnect International launches local Advisory Council in Greater China
20 May, 2014 - WEConnect International in China hosts successful training workshop and launches local Advisory Council formed by: Tony Yu, Accenture; Isabelle Yu, Cummins; Franny Yao, EY; Suhaib Sajid, IBM (not pictured); Sandra Wu, Intel; Heidi Lu, HP (not pictured); Charles Lu, Marriott; Ted Gidezewski, Microsoft; and Guy Robertson, Walmart.
Contact Information 联络信息
|Su Cheng Harris-Simpson 吴素珍
Executive Director For Greater China
Beijing, China | +86-010-5869-3772